Not Actually a Library

The world's authors and publishers have come together to protest the unauthorized scanning and release of their books through a website claiming to be a library. For the record... it's not a library. Libraries respect the rights of authors.

I talk with one author who found her work online, just as she was getting ready to make her own e-book version for sale.

See the related press release from The Writers' Union of Canada here:…on-open-library

See the appeal from a coalition of creator and publisher groups here:

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